I live in Pikesville, and my family recently visited Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York. The Fort, which is located at the southern tip of Lake Champlain and northern tip of Lake George and dates back to Revolutionary times, played a pivotal role when the French and British were fighting for strategic control of waterways to the north - the St. Lawrence River - and to the south - the Hudson River. We visited late in the day as a fife and drum corps in period costume played taps and lowered the flags that fly over the Fort.
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